If you found the burning laser project we shared earlier this year entirely too pedestrian then this palm-of-the-hand laser blaster is for you.
Now a days we talk about computer registers, DMAs, and IRQs as abstract things buried deep inside the microprocessor of our modern computers. This computer showcases all these aspects of modern computing in a very hands on wa...
At Mashable they share a well executed product family tree that starts in 1976 with the Apple I and finishes in 2011 with the iPad 2. Hit up the link below for the full infographic. Can you name all the products?
Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at how to create a VPN, whether you should run your PC 24/7 or not, and how to read comics on your computer.
At Wired they’ve put together a chart of key moments in video game history related to expanding lifespans. The chart starts with Asteroids in 1979 and works its way to Journey in 2011. Hit up the link below to check the full infographic out.
If you’re interested in using more Chrome apps but not sure where to start, There’s a Web App For That suggests Chrome apps based on your browsing history.
What does it look like when you visualize hundreds of smartphone user’s movement across Europe as a series of firefly-like blips? You end up with a video like this.
The map by itself is pretty neat but the coolest feature of Cable Map is the ability to plug in dates to see the cables that existed before, were constructed since, or were in place during that year. You can also hone in on s...
Whether you’re looking to make a pile of props to outfit your buddies as a Space Marine Squadron for Halloween, replicate modeling props for your table top games, or cast a copy of your favorite action hero, this how-to casting guide can help.
Every week we open up the tips box and highlight some handy reader tips and tricks. This week we’re looking at a no-fuss way to boot Android on your Nook Color, customizing your YouTube experience, and tracking laptop battery usage.
If you want to backup and integrate your SMS messages into your Gmail account, SMS Backup offers a simple Android-based backup solution.
Sleep Timer for Android makes it easy to stop nearly any media app after a user-specified amount of time–perfect for turning your tunes off before bed or timing a power nap.
Spotify, a music discovery and streaming service that is wildly popular in Europe, is now available for US users.
Connecting to the internet from Wi-Fi hotspots, at work, or anywhere else away from home, exposes your data to unnecessary risks. You can easily configure your router to support a secure tunnel and shield your remote browser traffic—read on to see how.
The new market features better app search and suggestion–including extra categories to better highlight the top downloads across a more diverse spectrum–movie rentals, ebooks, and a totally overhauled interface. C...
If you can’t get enough of the sci-fi brought to life that is the quadrotor, you’ll definitely want to check out this video roundup.
Media streaming is all over the news lately as Congress grapples with what it means to stream content and how streaming affects copyright holders. While the current debate doesn’t directly concern people who stream from private collections for personal use we hardly have to tell you how quickly the movie and recording industries like to bend new laws to their benefit.
Even if you have no intention of going on vacation anytime soon the Photo Fakeouts section of Oyster.com is quite entertaining. It’s like a how-to guide for taking flattering real estate photos. You can hit up the link ...
In the above video we see a block of glass go from an unrefined chunk that looks a lot like a hunk of ice to a highly manufactured glass lens destined for a television camera. It’s a detailed process that, as we hear at...
At 360VR, a site specializing in wrap around photographs of everything from landmarks to machines, they’ve shared a peek into the cockpit of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Hit up the link below to look all around and get ...
Every week we dip into our mailbag to answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re finding your lost battery meter, repairing your broken VirtualBox install, and how and why you’d want to spin down your hard drives.